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Senorio de Barahonda - Heredad De Candela 2013

Senorio de Barahonda Description

The Candela family know their way around the Yecla DO and its native grapes, having founded Senorio de Barahonda in 1925 and handing down their artisan spirit through four generations. They live with the conviction that good wine is made in the vineyard, and their estate is farmed accordingly. Their 340 hectares (840 acres) are planted on sandy limestone soils and farmed organically, using no additional irrigation despite the extremely dry climate. Here, gnarly-looking Monastrell vines stand their ground against the scorching summer days and freezing winter nights, occasionally soothed by a westerly Mediterranean breeze. Heredad de Candela is a pure expression of Monastrell from the lowest-yielding vines in the family’s estate. Made solely from their oldest vines planted around1925, this a serious wine with all the earthy and gamey qualities that Monastrell lovers dream of. Alfredo Candela, fourth generation bodeguero, or proprietor, has resurrected in this wine some of the traditional winemaking techniques of Yecla, utilizing open top fermenters and stem maceration. Heredad de Candela is also a very personal wine, a tribute to the family’s heritage and winemaking in one of the most extreme viticultural regions of Europe, from the oldest winery in Yecla.

Made from 100% Monastrell from head pruned, dry-farmed, organically grown vines planted between 1925 - 1935. Yields are miniscule (800 grams per vine, or 8.5 hectoliters/hectare). Little oak aging is used (only 12 months) to maximize the pure flavors of the Monastrell grape. This wine offers the rare opportunity to try a true monovarietal Monastrell (also known as Mourvedre) unmatched even in its more famous Mediterranean homes, such as Bandol.


Price: $34.99

In Mixed Case: $29.74

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Producer Senorio de Barahonda
Country Spain
Region Yecla
Varietal Mourvedre/Monastrell
Vintage 2013
Sku 01230
Size 750ml
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